I’m not a morning person, but I set a predawn alarm to hit the trails the day after this pink heartthrob of a hardtail rolled into my office. And its ride kept me sneaking out before the sun.
The bump-absorbing IsoSpeed technology decouples the top and seat tubes with a pivot and rubber joint, giving the frame a bit more vertical compliance than a traditional hardtail. This helps ward off fatigue on techy trails. Plus, a narrower bar than the men’s version and a women’s saddle add comfort for female riders. $1,890, 25.7 lb. (13.5 in.).